Re: Glaciergate: What did they know and when did they know it?
- From: "Richard Yates" <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:01:49 -0800
On Jan 31, 1:57 pm, Paul Magnussen <magicon...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I know no more about the Himalayas than anyone else, but in 2006 my
wife and I spent our vacation in Switzerland, and we went to the
Matterhorn. The people there (in Zermatt, for instance) can SEE the
glacier lines receding -- I saw myself where the lines used to be. I
could probably find a photograph if anyone doubts it.
There are a dozen examples of glaciers and snow caps receeding in the
last 20 years, Greenland, Kilamanjaro,Alps and so forth.
Here's mine from the Three Sisters Wilderness in the central Oregon Cascades. Climbing descriptions from the middle of the last century no longer match the current quarter mile slog up the scree field to reach the beginning of the glacier.
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